Forecast: Mild Temps In The 60s With Clouds Building

This weekend will certainly be colder than the last. Before the chillier air arrives, however, we have a couple more days of pleasant temperatures and still no frost.

But again, the colder weather is building up in Canada and will be arriving in earnest this weekend.

Today, we are between weather systems with some clouds to the west. There isn’t one cold front coming into the area to bring the cold air, but rather, a series of cold fronts. More clouds will increase this afternoon after our bright and sunny start.

Temperatures could reach the upper 60s this afternoon, but there will likely be a lot of clouds in the sky by sunset.

It continues to be reasonably mild through Friday. On Friday, the strongest of the fronts will usher in the forecast cold snap. This cold air isn’t going to last long, and while you’ll see all the maps with possible flurries in the mountains and cold air here, all this will be gone early next week.

The Head of the Charles Regatta is this weekend, and the rowers and spectators will need to bundle up, especially Sunday. Sunday’s temperatures will remain in the 40s most of the day and with a brisk wind, hats and gloves are going to be necessary. The October sun is rapidly having less of an impact on our air temperatures.

Next week, I am looking for a period of indigenous summer weather, known also as Indian summer. This is described as a period of unusually mild weather after a frost or freeze. So don’t panic this weekend, winter isn’t here yet.

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high in the mid 60s.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 40s.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high 60-64.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Friday: Lots of clouds, a shower. Cooler, highs near 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a highs in the mid 50s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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